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Marlisa Santos, Ph.D.

Marlisa Santos

Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Honors Courses
HONR 1000C Honors Seminar: Myth and Fairy Tale in Modern Culture

HONR 2010U Reel Science

LITR 2031H World Literature II Honors


Honors Engagement

  • Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Regularly participates in Honors College co-curricular events

Research Focus

  • Film Noir
  • Classic Film Studies
  • Literature and Film
  • Myth/fairy tale in Popular Culture 


  • Ph.D. University of Miami
  • M.A. University of Miami
  • B.A. Florida Atlantic University

Marlisa's research and teaching focuses on film studies, especially film noir, classic film studies, literature and film, and myth and fairy tale in popular culture. Santos is the editor of Verse, and Vision: Poetry and the Cinema (2013) and the author of The Dark Mirror: Psychiatry and Film Noir (2010). She has also authored various articles in peer-reviewed anthologies and journals on topics such as food and film and contemporary southern film, and on directors such as Martin Scorsese, Edgar G. Ulmer, and Joseph Lewis. Santos has been involved with the NSU Honors Program and served on the Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee since the program’s inception. She has developed and taught Honors courses, including Myth and Fairy Tale in Modern Culture, City in Film and Literature, and Utopias and Dystopias. She also participates in Honors co-curricular events, including the fall and spring banquets, the Murder Mystery Dinner, trivia, and dinner and movie outings.She is the faculty co-advisor of Alpha Chi honor society and the faculty President-Elect of Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

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